March 19, 2008

Snatching defeat

Today, we mark the five year anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. What started 5 years ago with a bunch of lies and misrepresentation continues to date with no end in sight. And this is what we have to show for it: 3990 US troops killed, 30,000 wounded, thousands of Iraqis dead -- all at the cost of billions of $s per month to the tax-payer and billions into the pockets of Halliburton & other Cheney cronies!

Snatched defeat out of the jaws indeed!!!
"And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq." --George W. Bush, to Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008 (Click here to see video of Bush's comments. The Bushism is at 1:23.)

Five Years After the Conquest - Justin Raimondo

Five years in Iraq: Iraqis and Americans Offer Perspectives on the War - WaPo

"The military "surge," which added about 30,000 U.S. troops, has had a significant, positive impact", opine some. But has it?

Has 5 Years of War Achieved Anything in Iraq? - Fred Kaplan, Slate

No Surrender - Fouad Ajami

Necessary Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

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